Apple iPad Air

A Gold Standard in Tablet Computing

Apple’s iPad has become a gold standard in tablet computing.

Gracing the market in multiple configurations — from the iPad Mini 1, 2, and 3 to the iPads 1, 2, 3, and 4 as well as the latest iPad Air 1 and 2 — it has played stiff competitor to Android and Windows tablets alike.

As tablet computers have grown in popularity Apple has managed to attract many to its sleek, elegantly designed iPad. With smooth, graceful lines incorporated into a minimalistic case design, the iPad looks and feels like just what it is — an incredibly advanced tool and significant step forward in tablet computing.

Running Apple’s intuitive iOS and boasting state-of-the-art hardware, these tablets exude versatility — and certainly not at the cost of performance. 

The iPad features USB and headphone ports, great speakers, a camera, and both Bluetooth and Wifi connectivity.

Bottom line, the iPad — in all its iterations — is a versatile performance tablet that oozes style while remaining as ergonomic as any of its competitors.


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Full Technical Specs of this Model

The iPad Air models have the same gorgeous 9.7″ Retina display as the earlier iPad 3 and iPad 4 lines, but are 20% thinner and 28% lighter and have a much narrower bezel around the display.

All iPad Air devices — the Wi-Fi and cellular capable model (A1475) alike — are wrapped in thin white and silver or black and medium colored gunmetal Space Gray cases and feature stunning a 9.7″ 2048×1536 (264 ppi) LED-backlit IPS touch-sensitive display, a dual core 1.4 GHz Apple A7 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of flash memory storage, though the 64 GB and 128 GB options discontinued October 16, 2014.

Other features include dual cameras — a rear-mounted 5 megapixel iSight camera, a 1080p video, a front-mounted 1.2 megapixel FaceTime HD camera, and 720p video. They also include dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with MIMO capability, Bluetooth 4.0, as well as dual microphones and speakers.

1.4 GHz Apple A7
1 GB 16, 32, 64, 128 GB
USB Lightning, Headphone
Tablet/Slate iPad Air
9.7″ Color 2048×1536 (264 ppi)
802.11a/b/g/n (MIMO) 4.0
Wifi Only/4G LTE/Data + Wifi 5 Megapixels
Lithium Polymer (32.4 Whr) N/A
9-10 Hours N/A
ME991LL/A iPad Air (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
A1475 (EMC 2647) iPad4,2
iOS 7.0.3 Current
Original Price (US): $629-929 (depends on configuration)

 

Rating overview

  • Design
  • Versatility
  • Quality
Total score
Excellent 5

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